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Volume problem with VSX-D409

Everything is good but except my volume.Every time i turn the volume knob in any direction it goes really loud like to its max.Then when i slowly turn the knob in an upwards direction the volume goes low then high it keeps doing that back and forth until it reaches the volume number i want. whats the problem?

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  • layclerk743 Jan 15, 2009

    Every once in a while, when I turn it on, if I try to turn the volume knob down, the sound INCREASES. It doesn't do this when using the remote control; only when turning the volume knob manually. If turn the unit off, then back on, that generally fixes the problem.

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Had the same problem. I had to replace the volume contol. It was inside the receiver behind the knob. It has a part# on it. Mine was part# AWX7386 (control assembly) from Pioneer.com. If you can figure out how to open the case than you can change this piece. Good luck

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